Hilgay chemist excited to be presenting his research to Parliament

Hilgay man Mark Wright will be presenting his work to Parliament
Hilgay man Mark Wright will be presenting his work to Parliament
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A chemist from Hilgay will be presenting his work at the Houses of Parliament.

Mark Wright, 23, a PhD research student at the University of East Anglia, is among the finalists in the SET for Britain

Competition.

Mr Wright will present a poster on his research into releasing carbon monoxide for medical applications.

He and fellow UEA chemistry PhD student Ahmed Al-Yasari, were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear at Westminster.

Mr Wright said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to promote my science to a wide audience. I’m excited to be able to discuss my research with MPs and leading scientists.”

Both men’s research have been entered into the chemistry session of the competition, which will end in a gold, silver and bronze prize-giving ceremony.

The gold medallist receives £3,000, while silver and bronze receive £2,000 and £1,000 respectively.

One of the judges is Prof Helen Fielding, from the Royal Society of Chemistry.She said: “Inspiring young people into science is also crucial for the UK’s economic growth and job creation. We hope that many more talented scientists – like these finalists – have the opportunity to contribute to society. I’m thrilled to see such excellent and inspiring science going to Parliament.”